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Join Date: Nov 2008
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Re: Perkins 4.108, Stop solenoid failure
The Stop Solenoid activates a small push/pull rod on the back of the injection pump that when pulled out somewhat, cuts of the fuel. The injection pump on the 4-108 is on the port side of the engine (in our case) directly below the heat exchanger and can be a little awkward to reach but one needs only two fingers to move the rod an inch or so. If you are worried about the need, I suggest you try it once of twice so that you know how to do it when it might become necessary.
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